Pin #1 - Pillowcase Apron
|Pinned from Betz White|
This is a double-duty project. I needed to make a half-apron for a Farmgirl Sisterhood badge, but I don't wear them. I use the bib-style when baking, but a half-apron just doesn't cut it for flour-flingers like me. But Betz' pillowcase apron is just what I need for clothespins. I have tried those bags that hang from the clothesline to hold pins, but when the prairie winds begin to blow, the pins go flying. Besides,the bag never seemed to be where I needed it when I needed it. So I took to just leaving the pins on the line - but then they are weathered and dotted with bird-poop. This is the perfect solution . . . an apron with a large pocket to hold pins. I'll keep it in a laundry basket so it's handy to put on when I'm headed to the line, and easy to drop back in the basket when I'm done.
This project really did take 10 minutes, as advertised in the original pin, and cost $1.64 (plus tax). I found pillowcases for $1 at Wal-Mart. In my excitement over being frugal, I didn't read the fine print, which said "polyester" pillowcase. In other words, its a slick little rascal and hard to sew. For the ribbon ties, I chose the heaviest grosgrain ribbon I could find that coordinated with my pillow case. Again, it's a bit too slippery and lightweight to make a good bow, but it was only 32 cents/yard. If I were to do it again - and I might - I would be certain I had a COTTON pillowcase and would probably take the time to make a fabric tie or purchase heavier cotton braid. Overall, a successful and useful project.
|Pinned from PopSugar|
Pin #2 - Iced Green Tea Lime Cooler
A simple recipe - just green tree, lime juice, sweetener and ice - but so refreshing. I added a splash of club soda because I like the fizz. A great alternative to soda - plus the metabolism boosting effects of green tea.
|Pinned from King Arthur Flour|
Another simple recipe, but oh so delicious. Though these are pretty low calorie to start with, I cut out a couple more by using only egg whites rather than whole eggs. I also omitted the dip - they are so yummy on their own that dip really isn't necessary - but it would be easy to make using low-fat mayo or sour cream.
#4 - Gift Tags
|Pinned from Milomade|
Pin #5 - Georgia Peach
|Pinned from Martini Recipe|
1 part Coconut Rum
1 part vodka
2 parts Ginger Ale
Next time I'll leave out (or ask my friendly neighborhood bartender, Kari, to leave out) the shot of vodka. It adds nothing but more calories and "kick' - don't need either.
Now all I need are a beach and an umbrella.
Check back for more Pin It/Do It fun - including a rolled-paper cross, more recipes, a gift card keepsake book, some "beachy" decorating and other projects made from these supplies:
Note to self: Always read the fine print. There is a minimum requirement of 2 hrs. work in order for the half-apron to count toward the Farmgirl Sisterhood badge. Back to the drawing board - or Pinterest.